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Pollination of Golden Delicious apple trees

Golden Delicious (Malus domestica)  is in flowering group 4. Golden Delicious is partially self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting is likely to be better if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby.Choose another variety

Varieties that will pollinate Golden Delicious in our catalogue

  • Admirationin stock

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    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • MM106
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Arthur Turnerin stock

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    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Ballerina Flamencoin stock

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    A ballerina-style apple tree which grows as columnar minarette.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Ballerina Sambain stock

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    One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Beauty of Bathin stock

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    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Bladon Pippinin stock

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    A new Cox-style apple variety, but with a sweeter flavour - discovered as a chance seedling in the village of Bladon.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Bloody Ploughmanin stock

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    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Braeburnin stock

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    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Bright Futurein stock

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    An excellent late-season English apple with a very good sweet/sharp flavour and crisp hard flesh.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Brown's Applein stock

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    Brown's Apple is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M116
    • MM111
  • Butterballin stock

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    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Charles Rossin stock

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    Charles Ross is a very attractive classic English dual-purpose apple.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Chivers Delightin stock

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    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Christmas Pippinin stock

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    Christmas Pippin is a new high-yielding Cox-style apple, discovered as a chance seedling tree.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Comtesse de Parisin stock

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    Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Core Blimeyin stock

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    Core Blimey is a red Cox-style eating apple, suitable for most areas of the UK.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Cornish Gilliflowerin stock

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    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Cox's Orange Pippinin stock

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    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
    • M25
  • Discoveryin stock

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    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Dunkerton's Latein stock

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    Dunkerton's Late is a traditional cider variety, producing a light sweet cider.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM111
  • Ellison's Orangein stock

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    Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavour.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Everestein stock

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    Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Fiestain stock

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    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Golden Gemin stock

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    A traditional crab-apple featuring a mass of white blossom in spring, followed by yellow crab apples.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Golden Hornetin stock

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    Malus Golden Hornet is a traditional white blossom crab apple, with persistent yellow fruits.
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Gorgeousin stock

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    Malus Gorgeous has pink/white blossom and spherical cherry-like red fruits which are good for jelly.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Granny Smithin stock

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    Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
  • Grenadierin stock

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    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Harry Bakerin stock

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    Malus Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple with deep pink flowers and dark red fruits which are very good for crab-apple jelly.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Harry Masters Jerseyin stock

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    Harry Masters Jersey is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
    • MM111
    • M25
  • Honeycrispin stock

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    Honeycrisp is an American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Howgate Wonderin stock

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    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Isaac Newton's Treein stock

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    Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton sat under.
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • James Grievein stock

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    James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Jelly Kingin stock

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    A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • John Downiein stock

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    John Downie is a traditional crab apple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Katyin stock

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    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Kidd's Orange Redin stock

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    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • King of the Pippinsin stock

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    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Kingston Blackin stock

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    Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M116
    • MM111
    • M25
  • Lane's Prince Albertin stock

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    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Good pollinator
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Laxton's Fortunein stock

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    A quietly popular Edwardian era Cox-style apple, developed by the Laxton Brothers Nursery.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Laxton's Superbin stock

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    Laxton's Superb is a deservedly popular English late-season dessert apple from the Victorian era.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Limelightin stock

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    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for beginners.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Little Paxin stock

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    A new English apple variety, recently discovered on the Isle of Wight - but its appearance and flavour hark back to the Victorian era.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Lord Derbyin stock

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    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
    • M25
  • Meridianin stock

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    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Michelinin stock

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    Michelin is a traditional French cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M116
    • MM111
    • M25
  • Newton Wonderin stock

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    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
    • M25
  • NUVAR® Marblein stock

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    A modern English crab-apple, with large fruits, ideal for early-season crab-apple jelly.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Good pollinator
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Semi-vigorous
  • Peasgood's Nonsuchin stock

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    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Pitmaston Pine Applein stock

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    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • MM106
    • M25
  • Pixiein stock

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    Pixie produces lots of small Cox-style apples, easy to grow and keep well.
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M26
    • MM106
  • Porter's Perfectionin stock

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    Porter's Perfection is a 19th century English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M116
    • MM111
    • M25
  • Rajkain stock

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    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M116
  • Red Devilin stock

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    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • M27
    • M9
    • M26
    • MM106
    • M116
  • Red Foxwhelp

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    Red Foxwhelp is an old English cider apple variety which produces a dull red bittersharp juice.
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Very late
    • Red Obeliskin stock

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      Malus Red Obelisk is a compact upright crab-apple with white flowers, purple / green leaves, and red fruits.
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Good pollinator
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-vigorous
    • Rosehipin stock

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      Malus Rosehip is notable for its large rosehip-shaped red fruits.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Good pollinator
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • Semi-vigorous
    • Rosemary Russetin stock

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      A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • MM106
      • M25
    • Saint Edmund's Russetin stock

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      Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • MM106
      • M25
    • Somerset Redstreakin stock

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      An English cider apple variety producing a very high-quality bittersweet juice.
      • Flowering group: 5
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M116
      • MM111
      • M25
    • Spartanin stock

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      Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Good pollinator
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M26
      • MM106
    • Sunsetin stock

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      Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M27
      • M9
      • M26
      • MM106
    • Surprizein stock

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      An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M26
      • MM106
    • Tickled Pinkin stock

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      A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M27
      • M9
      • M26
      • MM106
      • M116
    • Tremlett's Bitterin stock

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      Tremlett's Bitter is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
      • Flowering group: 5
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • MM111
      • M25
    • Tydeman's Late Orangein stock

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      Tydeman's Late Orange is an excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M116
    • William Crumpin stock

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      A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • MM106
      • M25
    • Winter Gemin stock

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      Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M27
      • M9
      • M26
      • MM106
    • Worcester Pearmainin stock

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      Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavours.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Partially self-fertile
      • Picking: Early
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M27
      • M26
      • MM106
      • M25
    • Yarlington Millin stock

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      Yarlington Mill is a traditional English cider apple variety producing a bittersweet juice.
      • Flowering group: 5
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Very late
      • Available rootstocks:
      • M116
      • MM111
      • M25
    • Yellow Ingestriein stock

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      One of the prettiest of all apples, perfect for a table display, with a rich fruity flavour.
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Not self-fertile
      • Picking: Mid
      • Available rootstocks:
      • MM106
      • M25